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Charging Ahead: Weights and Measures Week 2020

Happy Weights and Measures Week 2020! Weights and Measures Week is celebrated every year from March 1-7.

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Contraban Cigarettes Warning

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has pulled from the market ZON, King Size, Full Flavor 20 class filter cigarettes.

February 12, 2020 12:05 more

500 New National Standards for St Lucia

The St Lucia Bureau of Standards is aiming at the goal of adding some 500 new international Standards to the country’s existing portfolio of 200 Standards.

February 12, 2020 12:05 more

A Brief History of Standards

What are Standards?

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A Culture of Quality

Science was always in her DNA. At 34, Laura Jordan is the Quality Assurance Supervisor for one of the largest bottling water companies in St. Lucia.

February 12, 2020 12:05 more


A standard is an agreed way of doing something. It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials – standards can cover a huge range of activities undertaken by organizations and used by their customers.


The Certification Department is responsible for a national certification which provides assurance that products, services and processes meet national standards/specifications.

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Draft SLBS standards on public enquiry

The purpose of the public enquiry is to provide all interested parties with the equal opportunity to submit comments and remarks on the standards drafts. The duration of the public enquiry is 60 days counting from the starting date of the public enquiry or, when safety, health and environment reasons require it, it may be shorter, but not less than 30 days. The full text of the standards drafts, can be purchased or read in the Institute`s Standards Library, and general information on each standard draft (the title, subject and scope, etc.) are available on our website. You can send your comments and remarks on the draft SLBS standard that is of interest to you to the NC secretary.

Fine ceramics (advanced ceramics, advanced technical ceramics) — Test method for air-purification performance of semiconducting photocatalytic materials under indoor lighting environment — Part 5: Removal of methyl mercaptan

40.20 DIS ballot initiated: 12 weeks

SLNS/ ASTM D8244 − 21a Standard Guide for Analytical Laboratory Operations Supporting the Cannabis Hemp Industry1

40.20 DIS ballot initiated: 12 weeks

SLBS TC 20 more